Close up of a smile with half showing the benefits of professional teeth whitening.

What Can I Expect at My First Cosmetic Dental Visit?

Before you pursue a cosmetic dental service, we usually have a short consultation. This ensures that you and our team are on the same page in terms of your goals, expectations, and any instructions you will need to follow before, during, or after your treatment. Consultations are a perfect time to ask our team any questions you have, so we recommend doing some research and bringing a few questions with you to your visit. Of course, if you think of any questions later on that you want to ask, feel free to reach out!

Professional Teeth Whitening

During a teeth whitening consultation, we will show you all of the different shade options that you can choose from so we can whiten your smile to your specifications. While it may be tempting to just choose the brightest shade of white, we like to work with patients to help them pick a shade that will look natural on their teeth while still providing them with the enhanced appearance that they are looking for.

If you decide to use custom teeth whitening trays to achieve whiter teeth, we can also take impressions of your teeth to create your custom fit. These impressions are then sent to a lab so your custom trays can be made. Once they are ready, you can pick them up with your professional teeth whitening gel!

Porcelain Veneers

If you decide to receive veneers to enhance the overall appearance of your teeth, a cosmetic consultation is essential for our team to understand your exact smile goals. We will go over the size, shape, and color you want your teeth to be, and create a visual representation of what your new smile will look like. Next, we will need to carefully remove some enamel from any teeth that are receiving veneers, take impressions, and then place temporary veneers. The entire process will take a few visits to ensure that you end up with a smile that you adore!

Suresmile® Clear Aligner Therapy

During your orthodontic consultation, we can give you an estimate for how long your treatment should take and begin creating your custom treatment plan. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to map out how the teeth will need to be shifted and to create your first set of clear aligners. We will also provide you with plenty of information about how to take care of your new clear aligners and keep your treatment plan on track. After that, you will need to visit our office occasionally so we can monitor your progress and so you can pick up your next set of clear aligners.

Improve Your Smile in Monroe, WA

Donald Kim DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental treatments for all of your family’s needs. We want you to feel welcome whether you are a new patient or an old friend. Call us to book a consultation or preventive treatment, or click the contact link below. We look forward to seeing you.


March 29, 2021 6:07 pm
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